Henry Doorly Zoo, Nebraska Humane Society, YWCA, Heartland Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling are just a few of the organizations that benefit from Big Red Keno.
Since keno began, millions of dollars have been paid to support parks and recreation, local libraries, and human services, among other things.
A portion of every keno dollar played is paid to the sponsoring city or county to fund community betterment projects and support local organizations.
Live ball draws at four of the restaurants are broadcast to more than 240 satellite locations in eastern Nebraska.
Since founding Big Red Keno in 1991, Greg Erwin has built the company up from a single Omaha location to five Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bars in Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, and Norfolk.
The largest operator of Las Vegas-style keno in the United States isn't on the coasts, it's in America's heartland.
Is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos, and also offered as a game by some lotteries.
Players wager by choosing numbers ranging from 1 through (usually) 80.
After all players make their wagers, 20 numbers (some variants draw fewer numbers) are drawn at random, either with a ball machine similar to ones used for lotteries and bingo, or with a random number generator.
Each casino sets its own series of payouts, called "paytables".
The player is paid based on how many numbers were chosen (either player selection, or the terminal picking the numbers), the number of matches out of those chosen, and the wager.
There are a wide variety of keno paytables depending on the casino, usually with a larger "house edge" than other games offered by that casino.